20 November 2017

Quick peek on…2017 - Facts & Figures

Quick peek on…2017 - Facts & Figures
00 was at the start in 2017, courtesy of the #00 Good Smile Racing & Team UKYO Mercedes-AMG.
 

6
cars finished on the lead lap. That was an absolute first in the event’s history.
 

7
former F1-drivers were on the grid: Olivier Beretta, Giancarlo Fisichella, Christian Klien, Kamui Kobayashi, Andre Lotterer, Will Stevens and Markus Winkelhock.
 

11
prestigious car manufacturers were represented this year.
 

11
Mercedes-AMG GT3 on the grid, which made it the best-represented car in 2017.
 

11
colours were used as the primary colour for the 63 cars in the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Twelve of those were mainly blue, ten of them silver. Congratulations to the teams using pink, bronze and turquoise for their original liveries!
 

11,862 sec:
the small gap after 24 hours of racing between winners Markus Winkelhock, Jules Gounon and Christopher Haase (#25 Audi Sport Team Saintéloc) and runners-up Maxime Soulet, Vincent Abril and Andy Soucek (#8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental).
 

13
comic book characters were used in this year’s liveries. The majority of them were Smurfs.
 

14
different cars led the Total 24 Hours of Spa at one point.
 

22
, the age of winner Jules Gounon, making him the second youngest winner of the GT era (behind 20-year-old Maxi Buhk in 2013).
 

36
cars were within the same second at the end of the Total 24 Hours of Spa qualifying sessions.
 

58
: number of times the lead of the Total 24 Hours of Spa changed.
 

180,4 km/h
was the average speed of the fastest lap of the race, set by Markus Winkelhock in the #25 Audi Sport Team Saintéloc R8 on lap 362.
 

546
laps were completed during the 2017 edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. In case you were wondering… that’s 3,824.184 kilometres.
 

550
pit and track stewards helped to make this race happen. Belgians obviously, but also stewards from France, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands and even three from South Korea. Thank you all!
 

991
was the highest starting number used this season, courtesy of the #991 Speedlover Porsche.
 

5,857
tires were used during the Total 24 Hours of Spa race week, thanks to our partner Pirelli!
 

3,540,413
people were reached on the Total 24 Hours of Spa Facebook-page during this year’s race week.